Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal
|Fylke/Kommune :||Møre og Romsdal/Vanylven|
|Maps :||1119-II Volda (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary factor :||160m|
|Hiked :||Feb 2011|
|See also :||
|See also :||Other Volda mountains|
Korsfurnakken is located on the north side of the peninsula defined by Syvdsfjorden, Rovdefjorden, Voldsfjorden and Dalsfjorden. This mountain is easily accessible from Velsvika and Legene. This page will describe the shortest route to the mountain (off-trail - less than 900 meters) - starting from Legene.
The mountain offers a good view towards Gurskøya and the peaks along Rovdefjorden. Legene (some maps refer to this place as Hola) is also a good starting point if you want to reach Velsvikskåla from the north.
Korsfurnakken (Norge 1:50,000: 398m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 398m, UTM 32 V 335140 6899566) has a primary factor of 160m towards the higher parent mountain Skåla (1008m). The defining saddle (approx. UTM 32 V 335788 6898802) is found in Sundnes-skaret between Korsfurnakken and Velsvikskåla. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is defined through a fixed point - 238m.
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The route descriptions are valid per Feb
Route 1: Legene/Hola - Korsfurfjellet (all seasons)
(all distances are approx. distances)
The starting point for this route description is Volda. Take the ferry to Lauvstad (make sure you get into the right lane, as the ferry to Folkestad also departs from Volda).
At Lauvstad, turn right at the first junction and drive 11,7km to Sundnesbogen. Turn left (N62.18528 E5.79396) onto the road signposted "Skytebane". Follow this road upwards for 2km until it ends by Legene or Hola (the name varies from map to map). Find parking (N62.18795 E5.82465) without blocking for traffic that needs to turn around here, and watch out for humps in the road that can seriously damage your car.
From the parking, walk up to the nearest farm, continue through the lower forest and ascend the birch forest just east of the slabs. You will find deer tracks here, and the tracks lead you straight up to the top. The summit is marked by a small cairn (N62.19167 E5.83163).
Descend your ascent route, or follow the summit ridge to the southeast and descend where you like.